Thursday, September 21, 2023

Slate Flash (Rapala manea schistacea)

 Rather common butterfly flies all the year round in open scrublands, forest edges and secondary vegetations throughout the island up to about 1300 m a.s.l. It is much common towards the tail end of both monsoons. Its larva feeds on tender flower buds and flowers of Urena lobata, flowers and tender leaves of Lepisanthes tetraphylla in the dry zone and intermediate zone, flowers of Ziziphus mauritiana in the arid zone and flowers of Cassia roxburghii at Nilgala

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